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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 crimp /ˈkrɪmp/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crimp, n.
 1. A coal broker. [Prov. Eng.]
 2. One who decoys or entraps men into the military or naval service.
 3. A keeper of a low lodging house where sailors and emigrants are entrapped and fleeced.
 4. Hair which has been crimped; -- usually in pl.
 5. A game at cards. [Obs.]
 Boot crimp. See under Boot.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crimp v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crimped p. pr. & vb. n. Crimping.]
 1. To fold or plait in regular undulation in such a way that the material will retain the shape intended; to give a wavy appearance to; as, to crimp the border of a cap; to crimp a ruffle.  Cf. Crisp.
    The comely hostess in a crimped cap.   --W. Irving.
 2. To pinch and hold; to seize.
 3. Hence, to entrap into the military or naval service; as, to crimp seamen.
    Coaxing and courting with intent to crimp him.   --Carlyle.
 4. Cookery To cause to contract, or to render more crisp, as the flesh of a fish, by gashing it, when living, with a knife; as, to crimp skate, etc.
 5. Firearms In cartridge making, to fold the edge of (a cartridge case) inward so as to close the mouth partly and confine the charge.
 Crimping house, a low lodging house, into which men are decoyed and plied with drink, to induce them to ship or enlist as sailors or soldiers.
 Crimping iron. (a) An iron instrument for crimping and curling the hair. (b) A crimping machine.
 Crimping machine, a machine with fluted rollers or with dies, for crimping ruffles, leather, iron, etc.
 Crimping pin, an instrument for crimping or puckering the border of a lady's cap.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crimp, a.
 1. Easily crumbled; friable; brittle. [R.]
    Now the fowler . . . treads the crimp earth.   --J. Philips.
 2. Weak; inconsistent; contradictory. [R.]
    The evidence is crimp; the witnesses swear backward and forward, and contradict themselves.   --Arbuthnot.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the
           napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her
           blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow"
           [syn: fold, crease, plication, flexure, bend]
      2: someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or
         soldiers [syn: crimper]
      3: a lock of hair that has been artificially waved or curled
      v 1: make ridges into by pinching together [syn: pinch]
      2: curl tightly; "crimp hair" [syn: crape, frizzle, frizz,
          kink up, kink]